First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire Department

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Paperback, Portfolio, 2005, ISBN# 1591840686

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What does it take to lead people into a burning building? How do the leaders of the New York City Fire Department develop so much loyalty, trust, and grace under pressure that their subordinates will risk their very lives for them?

As a high-ranking officer of the FDNY, John Salka is an expert at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership. In First In, Last Out, he explains the departments unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any fieldas

he has taught them to organizations around the country. In a tough-talking, no-nonsense style, Salka uses real-world stories to convey leadership imperatives such as: first in, last outyour people need to see you taking the biggest risk, as the first one to

  • enter the danger zone and the last to leave
  • manage changethe fire you fought yesterday is not the one youll be fighting tomorrow
  • communicate aggressivelya working radio is worth more than 20,000 gallons of water
  • create an execution culturefocus your people on the flames, not the smoke
  • commit to realitynever allow the way you would like things to be to color how things are
  • develop your peoplelet them feel a little heat today or theyll get burned tomorrow

Illustrated by harrowing real-life situations, the principles in First In, Last Outwill help managers become more confident, coherent, and commanding.

On the web: http://www.firstinleadership.com

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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Feb 22, 2005
ISBN-13: 9781591840688
ISBN-10: 1591840686
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.7
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